Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations by Sylvia EllisHistorical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations by Sylvia Ellis

Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations

bySylvia Ellis

Hardcover | April 13, 2009

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Anglo-American relations have been a crucial factor in international relations for over two centuries. For most of that time dealings between Britain and the United States have remained co-operative, cordial, and supportive. In the beginning, however, relations were confrontational and discordant: the two nations waged war against each other twice-in the War of Independence and in the War of 1812-and have often disagreed over trade, finance, and foreign policy. This volume demonstrates the changing nature of Anglo-American relations and focuses, in particular, on the strengths and fragilities of the "special relationship" that developed in the aftermath of the WWII and continues to the present day. The Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations surveys Anglo-American relations from 1607 to the present and covers key events, individuals, and issues that have played a part in its history. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries-with an emphasis on the political and economic relationship between Britain and the United States but also featuring the cultural links between the two-this comprehensive and easily accessible reference tool will delight those interested in the history of these two countries.
Sylvia Ellis is Principal Lecturer in American History at Northumbria University.
Title:Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American RelationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 8.94 × 5.87 × 1.02 inPublished:April 13, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081085564X

ISBN - 13:9780810855649

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Editorial Reviews

Ellis is well placed to compare and contrast the diplomatic goings-on between England and America, having been born and raised in Great Britain and obtained a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island. As this is a dictionary, entries define rather than explain, and most are concise. As might be expected, the emphasis is on the political and economic links between the two nations, but cultural exchanges, such as the Beatles' celebrated 1964 appearance on these shores, are given their due. Clear and straightforward, this compact volume is generally excellent for its intended purpose of ready reference.